Simple Definition of grim
: unpleasant or shocking to see or think about
: causing feelings of sadness or worry : gloomy or depressing
: having a very serious appearance or manner
Full Definition of grim
Examples of grim in a sentence
Hikers made a grim discovery when they came across a dead body in the woods.
The accident serves as a grim reminder of the dangers of drinking and driving.
The prognosis is grim—doctors do not expect her to live longer than six months.
He paints a grim picture of the prospects for peace.
His face looked grim, and we knew his news wouldn't be good.
Origin and Etymology of grim
Middle English, from Old English grimm; akin to Old High German grimm fierce, Greek chremetizein to neigh
First Known Use: before 12th century
Rhymes with grim
bream, brim, dim, glim, Grimm, gym, him, hymn, limb, limn, mim, nim, prim, rim, scrim, shim, skim, slim, swim, Tim, trim, vim, whim
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